Turkey and the Icmeler Area
Where East meets West

Situated on a bay, backed by rugged pine-clad mountains sloping down to beaches and clear blue sea, Icmeler is one of the most attractive resorts in Turkey, ideal for water sports and boat trips. It makes an excellent starting point for a Gulet Cruise touring the Aegean coastline. Many tourists coming to Icmeler for the first time find the resort irresistable and return year after year. The accommodation in Icmeler is of a high standard and there are many restaurants of good quality to choose from at inexpensive prices. The resort of Icmeler is a perfect size not too large but big enough to keep you interested. It is an ideal setting for families and couples and those who wish to relax and get to know the locals. In the heat of the day Icmeler is quiet when everyone is lapping up the sunshine on the beach or poolside or perhaps on a day tour exploring the wonderful countryside, culture and history. By night it comes alive with the bustle from restaurants and the canal side stalls selling their fancy goods and trinkets. Try the Venice Restaurant on the canal for good food and entertainment, a big hit with the Brits! Icmeler is only a stone through away from the livelier resort of Marmaris - a 15 minute bus ride away by Dolmus (A small minibus – shared taxi).

In Marmaris, there is a spectacular marina with quality restaurants fronting it. Try the Pineapple restaurant for something special or if you prefer a more informal setting try upstairs, the English Pub, a traditional English pub serving quality food and drinks, overlooking the spectacular Netsel Marina.

There are many excellent buys in Turkey, try Marmaris Bazaar or the local markets where you can haggle for an excellent price. The best buys are designer clothing, towels, leather goods, copper and brass ware, carved onyx and jewellery. For that special gift, hand made items are an excellent buy such as Turkish carpets, crochet tablecloths and mats or the locally produced pine-scented honey. If you are thinking of buying a carpet why not come along on our village tour and see the carpets being made when you will have the opportunity to purchase a quality carpet at co-operative prices.

Turkey really does have something for everyone - bars and cafes, traditional music and belly dancing. Beautiful scenery, ancient history, friendly warm locals with interesting culture and life. For the more energetic, a choice of water sports, night life and day tours are available. Or if you prefer try a boat trip to top up your tan.. Turkey – Icmeler - An experience of a lifetime and a place not to be missed!